Month: February 2014

Progress towards genetics and breeding for minor genes based resistance to Ug99 and other rusts in CIMMYT high yielding spring wheat

Published in Journal of Integrative Agriculture 13 (2) : 255-261, 2014 Singh, R.P.; Herrera-Foessel, S.; Huerta-Espino, J.; Sukhwinder Singh; Bhavani, S.; Caixia Lan;Basnet, B.R. Wheat rusts continue to cause significant losses worldwide despite major efforts given to their genetic control. This is...

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Maize genotype and food matrix affect the provitamin a carotenoid bioefficacy from staple and carrot-fortified feeds in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

Published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62 (1) : 136-143, 2014 Schmaelzle, S.; Gannon, B.; Crawford, S.; Arscott, S.A.; Goltz, S.;Palcios-Rojas, N.; Pixley, K.V.; Simon, P.W.; Tanumihardjo, S.A. Biofortification to increase provitamin A carotenoids is an agronomic approach to alleviate...

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Genetic analysis of drought tolerance in adapted × exotic crosses of maize inbred lines under managed stress conditions

Published in Euphytica 196 (2) : 261-270, 2014 Adebayo, M.A.; Menkir, A.; Blay, E.; Gracen, V.; Danquah, E.; Hearne, S. Introduced maize (Zea mays L.) germplasm can serve as sources of favorable alleles to enhance performance in new maize varieties and hybrids under drought stress conditions. In the...

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Genomic-enabled prediction with classification algorithms

Published in Heredity, 2014 Ornella, L.; Perez, P.; Tapia, E.; Gonzlez-Camacho, J.M.;Burgueño, J.; Zhang, X.; Sukhwinder Singh; Vicente, F.S.; Bonnett, D.; Dreisigacker, S.; Singh, R.P.; Long, N.; Crossa, J. Pearson’s correlation coefficient (ρ) is the most commonly reported metric of the success...

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Economic, production and poverty impacts of investing in maize tolerant to drought in Africa: An ex-ante assessment

Published in Journal of Development Areas 48 (1) : 199-225, 2014  La Rovere, R.; Abdoulaye, T.; Kostandini, G.; Guo, Zhe; Mwangi, W.; MacRobert, J.; Dixon, J. The potential impacts of investing in drought tolerant maize (DTM) in 13 countries of eastern, southern and western Africa were analyzed through...

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Conservation agriculture in an irrigated cotton-wheat system of the western Indo-Gangetic Plains: Crop and water productivity and economic profitability

Published in Field Crops Research 158 : 24-33, 2014 Das, T.K.; Bhattacharyya, R.; Sudhishri, S.; Sharma, A.R.; Saharawat, Y.S.;Bandyopadhyay, K.K.; Sepat, S.; Bana, R.S.; Aggarwal, P.; Sharma, R.K.; Bhatia, A.; Singh, G.; Datta, S.P.; Kar, A.; Singh, B.; Singh, P.; Pathak, H.; Vyas, A.K.; Jat, M.L. Cotton–wheat...

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Agriculture and nature: Trouble and strife?

Published in Biological Conservation 170 : 232-245, 2014 Baudron, F.; Giller, K.E. Global demand for agricultural products is expected to double in the next decades, putting tremendous pressure on agriculture to produce more. The bulk of this increase will come from developing countries, which host...

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